Dry Dock Engine Works-Detroit Dry Dock Company Complex

  • Also Known As: Globe Trading Company Building

  • Address: 1801 - 1803 Atwater St and 1900 Atwater St
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Frank E Kirby Significant name
Berlin Iron Bridge Company Architect
James McMillan Significant name
1912/01/00 Louis O Keil Architect Moored at the foot of Orleans Street, the interior decorations of the CITY OF DETROIT III, an opulent floating hotel, are designed and executed under the direction of Louis O Keil. Five stories of cabins are finished with carved paneling and balustrades. City of Detroit III Gothic Room
1912/03/00 Pewabic Pottery Co Artisan The CITY OF DETROIT III is fitted with a cocktail bar based on a 17C Rhine wine cellar. Costing $300,000, and built only after exhaustive study of old European drinking places, the comfortable lounge is decorated in Pewabic tiles and hand-hewn oak beams. City of Detroit III Gothic Room
1912/04/00 Louis Comfort Tiffany Artisan A five-paneled Tiffany stained-glass window depicting Rene-Robert Cavelier de LaSalle's landing in Detroit is installed in the Gothic Room on the CITY OF DETROIT III. City of Detroit III Gothic Room
1912/05/30 Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Company Steamship Line Shortly after 10 am, the CITY OF DETROIT III sets sail and inadvertently picks up the JOSEPH C SUIT, a small wooden passenger and freight carrier. The much small craft is smashed between the CITY OF DETROIT III's anchor and port rudder. City of Detroit III Gothic Room

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Particulars for Dry Dock Engine Works-Detroit Dry Dock Company Complex:
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Engineering
Area of Significance Historic and non-aboriginal
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Industry
Criteria Information Potential
Historic Use Manufacturing facility
Area of Significance Maritime
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Building Material Steel
Other Description Steel frame industrial
Historic Use Water-related

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 09000680
Resource Type:
Owner: Local
Architect: Berlin Iron Bridge Co.
Architectural Style: Other
Attribute: Steel frame industrial
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Engineering, Historic and non-aboriginal, Industry
Applicable Criteria: Event, Person, Architecture-Engineering, Information Potential
Significant Year: 1857, 1892, 1902
Associated People: Kirby, Frank E.; McMillan, James
Historic Function: Transportation, Industry, processing, extraction
Historic Sub-Function: Manufacturing facility, Water-related
Current Function: Vacant, not in use
Current Sub-Function:

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